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This course teaches orderly abandonment of a vessel in an emergency situation; clearing the vessel; proper and effective use of equipment; and coordinating survival activities during rescue operation. The course is designed for certificated officers and for certificated ratings. Such personnel are required to complete a comprehensive MED training program of which Survival Craft is one component. This course meets the requirements of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Convention Specification of the minimum standard of competence in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats.
Minimum of 16 years of age and must hold a valid MED A1, MED A2, or STCW Basic Safety training certificate.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in:
Construction and outfit of survival craft and rescue boats, and individual items of their equipment
Particular characteristics and facilities of survival craft and rescue boats
Various types of devices used for launching survival craft and rescue boats
Methods of launching survival craft into a rough sea
Methods of recovering survival craft
Actions to be taken after leaving the ship
Methods of launching and recovering rescue boats in a rough sea
Handling survival craft in rough weather
Use of painter, sea anchor, and all other equipment
Apportionment of food and water in survival craft
Action taken to maximize detectability and location of survival craft
Method of helicopter rescue
Effects of hypothermia and its prevention, use of protective covers and garments, including immersion suits and thermal protective aids
Use of rescue boats and motor lifeboats for marshalling life rafts and rescue of survivors, and persons in the sea
Beaching survival craft
Methods of starting and operating a survival craft engine, and its accessories, together with the use of the fire extinguisher provided
Radio lifesaving appliances carried in survival craft, including satellite EPIRBs and SARTs
Pyrotechnic distress signals
Use of the first-aid and resuscitation techniques
Management of injured persons, including control of bleeding and shock
Effective as of Fall 2016
MEDI 1810 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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